Life is all about choices. When it comes to choosing the right car for your family, it can be easy to get stuck with one big question: Is space or fuel efficiency more important? If you’re looking for a car that is both spacious and eco-friendly, look no further than the 2014 Lexus RX Hybrid. With the space of an SUV and the fuel efficiency of a mid-sized sedan, there’s really no way you can go wrong with this hybrid—unless you don’t like luxury of course.
The Lexus RX Hybrid, which has a similar hybrid system to its Toyota Prius cousin, gets an astounding EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined fuel economy rating, ..read more
More than a few of us can admit to having an interesting experience when first learning to drive. Whether it was your father knocking your hands off the wheel because you can’t keep it steady or your mother hanging on to the passenger side for dear life while slamming on the imaginary brake, learning to drive can be an experience that will influence you for years to come, if not the rest of your life. Because of this, it’s important that you make sure your teen’s first driving experiences are as educational as possible. To do so, make sure you follow these tips on teaching your teen to drive—we promise, ..read more
Missing a safety recall on your vehicle can be easy, especially since it’s hard to distinguish the slip of paper from the rest of the junk mail that arrives in your mailbox every day. In order to make it easier to know when your car has a slight bug in it, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has come up with two new methods of notifying car owners.
The first method fixes the problem with identifying your recall from the rest of your mail pile—a brand-new label that is only used on safety recall notices. With a bright blue circle, separated in three different parts, it’s easy to see tell ..read more
For a lot of viewers this year, the competition between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks took a backseat to the really important Super Bowl action—the commercials. With more and more ads each year vying for Super Bowl airtime, the expectations are high and opportunities are endless. So it’s a no surprise when it comes to looking for the best commercials of the bunch, Audi comes out on top with its “Doberhuahua” commercial.
The sixty-second spot begins with a couple trying to decide between buying a Chihuahua or a Doberman. At the suggestion that they breed the two and create a hybrid, hilarity ensues. A dog with the oversized head of ..read more
With the polar vortex freezing its way across the United States, it’s more important now than ever before to make sure you’re prepared if an emergency situation occurs while you’re driving. Whether it’s a flat tire or a car that’s stuck in the snow, here are some tips as to what to keep in your car to ensure you’re safe anywhere and anytime.Warm and Waterproof Clothing—With Jack Frost nipping at your nose, cheeks, and every possible bit of exposed skin during this cold winter weather, it’s important to make sure you have a jacket hidden somewhere in your car just in case you find yourself stranded without any heat. Food ..read more
With the first female CEO of an American carmaker breaking the glass ceiling just this year, we here at Buying Cars Her Way think it’s safe to say that the car industry tends to be a boys’ club. Lisa Copeland, the founder of this site, understands the obstacles women have to overcome in such a male-oriented industry and will set the example for women industry-wide by receiving the 34th Annual Outstanding Business Leader Award to recognize her hard work and dedication in automotive sales.
Copeland has continuously proven herself as a member of the National Chrysler Dealer Council, representing the North American branch of the Italian FIAT brand and continuously working ..read more
At an auto show, there’s no denying the plethora of pretty, curvaceous women on car demo stands, using their womanly wiles and car knowledge to help educate shoppers on their product. The most popular product specialist at this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was a bit non-traditional compared to the rest though. You could find her at the Smart brand booth rocking some of the best curves possible—a baby bump!
The beautiful Smart Product Specialist, Jennifer Parmenter, who is six and a half months pregnant, attracted show attendees to the Smart exhibit with her baby bump, helping interested shoppers see just how well the small Smart Car can accommodate ..read more
With the winter weather getting fierce out there, thanks to the Polar Vortex, many of you might notice the “Fill Tires Now!” light on your dashboards coming on..okay, it actually says “low pressure”, but it should be more demanding. When your tire pressure is low, this could be a major problem. Not only do low tires mean you’re getting a lot less gas mileage than you normally do, but they can also make you easily lose control of your car! In order to keep you safe, make sure you follow these tip on how to fill your tires.
Buy a tire pressure gauge. The first step to fixing any problem is ..read more
The car shopping process can be a stressful one, especially when it comes to the most dreaded time of all—the test drive. Not only do you have to sit awkwardly in a confined space with a stranger but that stranger is a car salesperson who wants to sell you on the car you’re driving as quickly as possible. In order to help you get the true feel of a car you’re thinking of driving for the next decade and not rush through the process, we here at Buying Cars Her Way think you should follow these tips on how to test drive a car properly.
Schedule the big day. More likely ..read more
When you think about a hybrid car, more likely than not the Toyota Prius pops into your head. Well, it’s time to stop that—why you ask? Because the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid is the Toyota Prius with just a bit more of everything. With just as much fuel efficiency, more luxury, and neatly tailored styling that has heads turning, there’s no denying that Ford has given the car industry one great hybrid.
At first glance, the Fusion Hybrid might look a little on the conservative side, but once you start the engine and the dashboard lights up, you won’t be able to look away. It has an uncluttered, extremely tasteful design ..read more